TANG Lai Yiu 鄧麗暚

Research Projects


  • Provision Services for Conducting the “Study on the Curriculum Reform 2008”
  • FOK Ping Kwan, LO Nai Kwai Leslie (Educational Administration & Policy), WONG Hin Wah (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), CHAN To, CHU Ka Wing, HA Sau Ching Amy (Sports Science & Physical Education), HAU Kit Tai (Educational Psychology), LAU Kit Ling, Edith Lai, LEUNG Yat Ming (Ctr for University & School Partnership), NG Pun Hon, TANG Kwok Chun*, TANG Lai Yiu Eunice, WONG So Lan*, XU Huixuan (Office of University General Education)
    6 June 2008
    Education Bureau

    The study aims at exploring the views of stakeholders concerning the curriculum reform in the past few years, with three specific objectives (Education Bureau, 2008, pp.1-2):
    1. In the report entitled Learning to Learn: The Way Forward in Curriculum Development, 2001, the Curriculum order to inform the way forward for curriculum reform for 2012 and beyond. As the baseline snapshot at the beginning of the medium-term phase of the reform, the information collected would provide the basis for tracking the development of the curriculum reform in basic education (Primary 1- Secondary 3) and the impact on students in medium-term phase;
    2. In the 2005 report entitled The New Academic Structure for Senior Secondary Education and Higher Education: Action Plan for Investing in the Future of Hong Kong, the blueprint for a new academic structure which comprises a 3-year school curriculum at senior secondary level and a 4-year undergraduate programme at university, and the road map for introducing the new academic structure were laid out. The Study is to solicit views from secondary school heads/deputy heads, middle managers and teachers on curriculum planning and preparation as they migrate towards the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum, as well as to collect baseline data from students for evaluating the impact of the NSS. The information collected would also help the Bureau to identify and address critical issues and concerns as we approach the launch of the NSS curriculum in 2009; and
    3. The information collected from students will form baseline data for evaluation of the impact of the medium-term curriculum reform in basic education and the NSS curriculum on students. (ED07400)


  • A Study of Vocabulary Size of Hong Kong Students and the Nature of English Vocabulary Input from Textbooks
  • TANG Lai Yiu Eunice
    1 December 2002
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The project is a study of the vocabulary size of the primary and junior secondary school students and the nature of English vocabulary input available in the English textbooks for acquisition.
    Research objectives:
    (1) To measure the vocabulary size of the Hong Kong primary and junior secondary school students
    (2) To build up a corpus of English words available in textbooks for acquisition
    (3) To investigate the nature of vocabulary input from the English textbooks, in terms of frequency and type
    This project aims to be an initial study for a research on the study of the English lexical environment in the Hong Kong classroom which plans to give a coherent picture of vocabulary size of the Hong Kong students at different levels of schooling and the English vocabulary input from print and speech. (ED02866)



Research Publications


  • "A statistical approach to second language grammar knowledge: A longitudinal, cross-sectional study of Hong Kong students" (co-authored with CONIAM David and CHIU Ming Ming).Educational Research Journal vol.34 no.2, Hong Kong SAR, 2006. pp.195-215.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical LB1028 .E36; CC Periodical LB1028 .E36)



  • "Teaching Vocabulary in Two Chinese Classrooms: Schoolchildren's Exposure to English Words in Hong Kong and Guangzhou". Language Teaching Research vol.7 no.1, United Kingdom: Arnold, 2003.01. pp.65-97.
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical PB35 .L35 v.7-8, 2003-04 )


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